Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Window Box


I picked up a pen pot from the MDF Man on Saturday, along with a set of feet and some handles, with the intention of turning it upside down and using the bottom as a lid.


I painted each side in a colour of fresco paint, ice blue, guacamole, haystack and pansy.

I die cut 4 windows from white card using the tonic window die I also picked up on Saturday and painted them in the same colours as above, but forgot to paint the white one green!!!

And then I forgot to take any further photos until the finished piece!!!

I stencilled on each panel in a darker colour.  Then stamped various LP images in black archival onto each side.  I did have to do a bit of faffing beforehand to see where the cross on the window would fall.

Pansy, with squid ink through the mini burst stencil and LP005 image.  Hi-lighted with white posca pen.

Ice blue, with Baltic blue through the mini Roman letters stencil and LP008 image. Hi-lighted cheeks!

Guacamole, with Hyde park through the mini cubist stencil and LP006 image. Hi-lighted cheeks.

Haystack, with brown shed through mini ledger stencil and LP001 image.  Hi-lighted cheeks.

Side view, purple and yellow panels

Side view green and blue panels.  I also painted the top in squid ink fresco paint and added a mini handle.


Paula Whittaker said...

loving the colours...great project Sam.

Pinksparklegirl said...

Very clever use of a pen pot. Love the way each side looks completely different.

Lin said...

Wow this is wicked Sam...great idea!!! lovely summer colours and of course great images!!!

Helen said...

What a fabulous idea!! I love that each side is a different colour too. Inspired!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Beautiful piece of art. Thank you so much for sharing with us Altered Eclectics this month. Good luck and hope to see you in future challenges.
Elaine aka Ellapu

Marianne said...

This looks awesome. Lovely colours and stamps and love the metal parts! You done a terriffic job at creating this one!!
xxx Marianne

downrightcrafty said...

this is great and love the colours, did you see the new findings elements on sale at the Hobby House - reminded me of your little feet on this project
Hugs Kate xx

Carol Q said...

what a wonderfully creative idea Sam. this is just lovely!!! xx

Amanda said...

Love your stamped images looking through though fabulous windows. Great make!
Amanda x

Chris said...

How brilliant, Sam. I would never have thought to turn it upside down :o) Love the colours and images. The end result is stunning.

Chris xx

Deborah said...

I love that you buy stuff and then use it - straight away! Sounds logical but I never seem too.

Sid said...

Lovely pastels and design !!

chrissies said...

Stunning Sam. Wonderful ideas, colours and stamping.

Love Chrissie x

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, that is GORGEOUS. Love the colours.

hazel said...

This is fabulous Sam, the colours are lovely and what a great idea.
xxx Hazel.

butterfly said...

Such a brilliant idea - and beautifully done.
Alison x

Alison said...

Fantastic!!! xxx

Neet said...

WOW! Sam this is utterly gorgeous! Love your choice of colours and the whole thing is scrumptious.
Hugs, Neet xx

craftimamma said...

Wow, this is smashing! Love the juxtapositioning of the colours and those images look fab with the white hightlights. Amazing that those diecut windows are a perfect fit and I gotta have some of those gorgeous feet.

Lesley Xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

oh that's really cute, love that.

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is such a creative alteration. Love the Fresco colours you have used as well as the gorgeous stamps. The windows create a cool effect with the stamps peeking through. The hardware makes the piece very elegant. Thanks for joining the Altered Eclectics challenge this month. I hope we will see you again for the August challenge.


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